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11th International Conference of the
Croatian Nuclear Society
Former "Nuclear Option In Countries With Small and Medium Electricity Grids"
June 5-8, 2016 ZADAR, CROATIA
Abstract Submission
1 Feb 2016
Abstract Notification
1 Mar 2016
Full Paper Submission
1 Apr 2016
Early Regist. Deadline
3 May 2016
Conference
5-8 June 2016

Conference
Organised by
In co-operation with
IAEA
DZRNS
FER
Media partner
Nugenia
Venue

Zadar is a Croatian city on the coast of the Adriatic, center of the northern Dalmatia. With its 73 thousand inhabitants, Zadar is the fifth largest city in Croatia, a city whose long history dates back to ancient times, a city full of sights to see.

The conference will take place in Hotel Kolovare, Zadar. Hotel Kolovare is located near the historical and cultural sights of the ancient city of Zadar, in a peaceful and picturesque part of the city with a beach in the vicinity. The hotel has a modern and original architectural structure adapted to the Mediterranean area. For more information about hotel and accommodation feel free to visit hotel website: www.hotel-kolovare.com/en/

Zadar is Best European Destination in 2016

20 selected destinations have competed for the prestigious title of Best European Destination 2016. After a three weeks’ period of online voting, Zadar was elected Best European Destination 2016 and won this prestigious title.

How to arrive to Zadar?

By airplane

Zadar Airport Zemunik (ZAD) has good connections with most cities in Europe and Croatia. It is situated 20 minutes from the city centre and there are several ways to reach it.

  • Public transportation - buses
  • By car
  • Taxi
  • Rent a car

More information can be found at http://www.zadar-airport.hr/

By car

There are few roads that lead to Zadar, but we recommend highway A1 (route Zagreb-Split). You should take exit Zadar istok (Zadar east) or Zadar zapad (Zadar west).

By ferry

If you are coming from Italy, the shortest possible route is through Ancona by ferry to Zadar. The journey lasts about 8 hours (departure is normally at 22:00 and arrival at 06:00) and the advantage of such a trip is that it is much more pleasant and you are under less stress.

More information can be found at http://www.jadrolinija.hr/.

By bus

Zadar is the centre of north Dalmatia and very well connected with other Croatian and bigger European towns.

More information about buses can be found at http://www.liburnija-zadar.hr.

Once you have arrived in the town, you have to reach the hotel. Hotel Kolovare is situated near historical centre of the town, address is Bože Peričića 14, 23 000 Zadar.

We hope that your travel and your staying in Zadar will be pleasant. If you need additional help or advice, feel free to contact us at info@nuclear-option.org.

About Zadar

Zadar is an ancient city, built in the center of the Croatian Adriatic. It is three thousand years old, a city of old, tumultuous and dynamic history, often destructed, looted, devastated, every time emerging from the ruins stronger and more beautiful. The cultural and historical heritage of Zadar from the most ancient to recent times is very rich and valuable. Remains from ancient times, from the early Christian period to the early Middle Ages can be found in Zadar. Numerous cultural and historical monuments are worth seeing for they are witness of hundreds of years of culture.

The marble, traffic-free streets in the Old Town of Zadar follow the old Roman street plan and still contain some Roman ruins and several medieval churches. Massive 16th-century fortifications still shield the city on the landward side, with high walls running along the harbour. The Old Town has been rebuilt many times, leaving it with a curious combination of traditional houses and modern constructions.

The most famous monument and a symbol of the city is the church of Saint Donat from early medieval times - a magnificent monument of early byzantine architecture. The church was built on the pavement of Forum - the main square of an ancient Roman settlement dating back to 1st century BC. The main street of Zadar is called Kalelarga, the heart and soul of the city. It runs from Forum in the west to People's square in the east.

A modern icon of the city is the famous Sea organ. It is located on the Zadar waterfront. This unique instrument can be recognized as 230 feet of steps descending to the sea. The steps hide within 35 tubes of different length, making a total of 7 accords of 5 notes. The movement of the waves runs air through these tubes, creating a natural symphony. The same artist also created the Greeting to the Sun, a large disc of solar-powered cells.Simultaneously with the sunset the lighting elements installed in a circle turn on, and, following a particularly programmed scenario, they produce marvellous and impressive show of light in the rhythm of the waves and the sounds of the Sea organs. This site is a blend of human ideas and skills and the energy of the sea, waves and tide. Be sure not to miss the Zadar sunset accompanied by the concert of the sea, and the harmonically changing colours of the Greeting to the sun.

Useful links:
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Zadar

VISIT to MUSEUM - Tuesday 7. June 2016 at 18:00

MUSEUM OF ANCIENT GLASS ZADAR | THE MOST OUTSTANDING EXHIBITS AND THE GREATEST COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS IN THIS PART OF EUROPE

The museum is one of the city´s greatest attractions and rightfully so. It´s housed in the 19th century Cosmacendi Palace and has some outstanding views that overlook the Jazine harbour. The museum contains one of the premium collections of Roman glassware outside Italy, with a cornucopia of goblets, jars and vials retrieved from archaeological sites across Dalmatia. Highlights include the delicate vessels used by Roman ladies to store perfumes, skin creams and essential oils. Also look out for glass cups used to celebrate Mass, and dainty flasks in which holy water was stored. Take the opportunity to see the replica Roman glassware on sale as you´ll no doubt enter one of the classiest souvenir-stops in the city.

The Museum of Ancient Glass is situated in the renewed Cosmacendi house and an added structure, annex in the courtyard of the existing building which consists of a basement, ground floor, first floor and attic with the surface of 1601,4 m2 (gross). Annex consists of a basement, ground floor and first floor with the surface of 972,8 m2 (gross). Part of the natural terrain is the belonging park. The lot has irregular form, it is situated close to the city walls near the main city entrance (Moro bastion from the 16th century).

Identity of the new museum is kept in the historical forming of the Cosmacendi house (1877). Three preserved fronts of the house were restored with historical and stylistic accuracy by the methods of restoration and conservation. The new part (annex to the Cosmacendi house) was built modernly.

Admittance and the main entrance to the museum are located in the north-western part of the old object, passing through the park, because previous main entrance had insurmountable architectural barriers for the disabled persons.

In the museum´s basement there are men´s and ladies´ toilets for the visitors, toilets and rooms for the staff, workshop (for repairs and exhibition preparations), two depots for the archaeological material, study depot for the analysis of the material, room for technics and room with air condition system. Besides the mentioned, in the building´s basement there are also two big barrel-vaulted levels from the period when the medieval city wall was built, which can also be used for the storage of the archaeological material and souvenirs.

In the building´s basement in the new object there is a hall for occasional and visiting exhibitions, and a coffee shop with a storeroom and toilets for the staff and visitors. On the ground floor of the Cosmacendi house there is a lobby, info desk, an exceptionally well-supplied souvenir shop, wardrobe for visitors and a toilet for the disabled persons. The lobby of the previous main entrance will be used for presenting the history of the building from 1877 to the present day, with emphasis on the building phases of the museum.

The beginning of the permanent display is placed in the first hall of the eastern wing on the ground floor of the renewed building. In that hall the introductory theme is presented - the history of glassmaking, with three subthemes: raw materials, tools, furnaces and techniques of making and decorative techniques. In this hall there are the main ingredients of the glass material, an oil lamp showing glassblowers from Asseria (copy) and the tools for glassmaking - several mould types, pipes for blowing glass, glass-making shears, pincers, old glass-making instructions. Other showcases display ancient glass material illustrating different decorative and making techniques.

The last hall in the eastern wing presents a multi-functional room - for occasional exhibitions of the museum´s holdings, for the visiting exhibitions and lectures. At the time when these activities will not be taking place, the «hall» will be used for regular showing of documentaries about the glass invention, making techniques and about the rare glass products from Croatia and worldwide.

Area for the permanent display with the walking line oriented to the right is situated on the entire first floor (the old building and the annex). The first hall contains artifacts related to the trade and trade-routes such as selected glass artifacts; local glass products and relief stamps. The third theme - glass in cosmetics, pharmacy and medicine is represented in the next hall. The central theme in the biggest hall of the new annex is necropolis as a finding place of numerous complete glass items and a place of use of glass in the funerary ritual (glass urns, balsamaria, lids). Besides the reconstruction of several types of ancient burials, there are also several groups of glass grave goods as well as two Liburnian funerary monuments and six small funerary tituli. Small hall in the eastern wing of the Cosmacendi house contains glass jewellery such as glass rings, hairpins, glass beads, necklaces, bracelets and pendants. From this small hall a visitor enters a bigger one representing the theme glass in household and everyday use (glass bottles, jugs, funnels, ladles, ollae, small bowls, cups, plates, game pieces...). Glass miniatures are represented within the following theme. Permanent display ends with rarities.

ADDRESS:
Poljana Zemaljskog odbora 1 (see map)
23000 Zadar, Croatia
E-mail: info@mas-zadar.hr
Web: www.mas-zadar.hr

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